Expectations were high for this year’s mud run and not even a global pandemic, a national lockdown or an unseasonably dry course would have stopped us from hosting the mud run. How could we top crawling through a dark tunnel made of hay and scrambling under a camo net on the sports field? Well, they do say ‘the more the merrier’ so this year we used 6 camo nets (over 60m long), 16 tractor tyres, an inflatable shark and duck, a very steep hill, teachers dressed up as morphs and a bear and who can forget the infamous water jump!
Every pupil from Year 3 upwards took part in the run, and hopefully in the future we can make a mini course for our Pre-Prep to make it into a truly whole school event! Every pupil was soaking wet, grinning from ear to ear and sharing their stories with their friends. Among the many highlights, Mr Simpson claims he will never forget seeing a keen teacher fall into a tractor tyre after submitting too quickly and seeing the Junior Form teachers making a splash into the water feature!
A huge thank you to the academic staff, Games Department and Mrs Seddon for marshaling the course, Mr Repton and Jonts who helped set up the obstacles and the kitchen staff for keeping everyone warm afterwards with hot cocoa.